What we miss (and don’t) about community college

It’s been almost a year since the transfer class of 2014 was admitted to Cal. The agonizing wait was finally over. We were done with community college! Senioritis kicked in a little early (transfer-itis?) as we prepared to leave our little lower-division haven — or hell — and enter the
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5 go-to responses when cold-called in class

We’ve all been there. Instead of finishing your reading last night, you let your roommate talk you into watching multiple episodes of “Homeland” and now you’re in class, sweating balls hoping you won’t be picked to explain the meaning of the median voter theorem. Even though you keep your eyes
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Thursday app of the week: Clear

Name: Clear Platform(s): iOS, OSX Price: $1.99 Mission: Keep organized as the stress piles up With Dead Week and finals creeping up on us, midterms still happening and papers due, it’s safe to say that many of us are stressed. We have too much to do and too little time.
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We spy (and rank): ASUC chalking campaigns

The platforms and ideologies that make up any campaign have to be pushed out into the world somehow in order for them to be heard and recognized, which puts a great emphasis on effective marketing techniques. These past few years, social media has been a major tool in getting the
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Top three questions potential Bears ask current Cal students

It’s that time of the year. Admissions decisions have been mailed out — dreams either gleefully realized or unceremoniously shattered. Throngs of potential Cal students have begun to flood the campus through programs like the Overnight Stay Program, and many more will be arriving for Cal Day. Not surprising, many
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Rock climbing on Sproul for votes

If you haven’t seen it yet, there is a rock-climbing wall set up on upper Sproul for our climbing pleasure right in front of the GBC. Thanks to ASUC elections we’ve all seen Sproul get a little crazy this week, even crazier than usual. But not only are candidates getting their
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Travel Tuesday: Tiny Temescal’s big surprises

Nestled within the curves of Broadway and the State Routes 24 and 13, Lake Temescal is a glittering blue gem amid miles of concrete. And less than one mile in circumference, it’s a tiny gem. But Lake Temescal offers us a precious treasure as we sink unquestioningly into the semester’s
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